Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat is a two-in-one item that your baby will rest on while enjoying soothing sounds, music and vibrations. The take-along swing and seat allow you as a parent to continue with your work while the little one experiences the rocking and comfort of this item. It has a stationary mode and swing mode. It is an elegant, stylish swing and seat that can accommodate a maximum weight of 20 pounds and a minimum weight of 6 pounds. This Fisher-Price Swing detects the baby’s weight and adjusts automatically, therefore, the swinging speeds will not slow down as the little one grows and their weight increases. This swing and seat is powered by four batteries that will drain at a pace that will be determined by the usage of the product.
The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat take-along swing and seat is a baby product made by the Fisher Company.
- Material type : plastic.
- Dimensions : 20″ L, 20″ W, and 6.5″ H.
- Item weight : 1 pound.
Features of Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat
- While in the swing mode, the swing has six speeds that you can choose to set the pace of the swing. Your choice as a parent or a babysitter will depend on the mood and situation that the baby is on.
- The swing and seat come with sounds and melodies. When the baby is on the swing, he/she can enjoy the ten melodies and soothing nature sounds that are available. The volume of the music and nature sounds can be turned up or down as per one’s choice. When it is a just a stationary seat, the seat can be set to a soothing environment of vibrations to snooze the baby. The child can also enjoy the melodies and nature sounds. One can also turn off the music and nature sounds if they do not want them.
- The seat is padded with soft fabric to make it comfortable. The fabric can be washed by a laundry machine, and it is safe to dry with a dryer. Also, the seat has a comfy newborn insert for the baby’s safety.
- For the amusement of the baby, there are two toys in the form of birdies that are attached to the handle.
- While not in use the take-along swing and seat and can folded flat and stored without occupying much space.
- The handle enables the swing and seat to be carried from one place.
Pros and cons of Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat
- It is light in weight hence its portability
- It is a quality product that has a fair price
- Putting together is easy. You spend a few minutes assembling it.
- The seat is spacious for the baby
- The birdies can help the baby exercise motor skills as they stretch their hands to play.
- The swing and seat is sturdy ensuring the baby is safe while resting on it
- When placed on the ground it is steady
- It is small therefore a great space saver.
- It does not make any sounds while the baby swings in it.
- One can also to choose to rock the baby in it manually by pushing it a bit.
- The height of the swing and seat is a problem. It is low on the floor
- The fact that it only operates on batteries is a bummer. The batteries may drain fast depending on how one uses the swing and seat. Therefore the lack off of a plug to a wall outlet is a disadvantage
- It does not come in many colors to give buyers options to choose from
- The seat does not have recline positions options
- It does not a cover, for example, a see-through net to protect the baby from dust or flying insects.
- There is only one amusement option with this swing and seat. For example some parents would prefer lights to entertain the baby.
- The swing and seat does not have a timer to keep the modes on as one would wish to. Either to extend battery life or just a preference.
What Customer Review about Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat
It received a mixture of good and bad reviews. Some of the good reviews included :
- One customer loved the fact that it only takes a few minutes to calm the baby or put them to sleep with the take-along swing and seat
- Another customer liked the whole product. To quote, they said, “Compact and quiet. I like how this swing is compact, has swing speeds, vibration and simply be used as a bouncer (it clips at the front allowing babe to sit still in the vibration mode). It is not loud, and I can easily move it from room to room”.
- There was a customer who fancied the possibility of using the swing and seat in three states; as a swing, as a regular seat and as a vibrating seat.
- To add another customer whose review revealed her thrill with the swing and seat, I will quote them, “A must have swing! This swing is a must have. It does everything! Six speeds, music, vibration and it folds up to take anywhere.”
- The lights on the control panel for the vibrations and speeds was a specification that was liked by one of the customers.
- The sturdiness and steadiness of the swing and seat were liked by several customers.
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Some of the bad reviews that the take-along swing and seat received include;
- The swing has a small height making it hang near the floor a bit too close
- Another customer was disappointed by the fact that it only works on batteries. They stated that it would have been better if the swing and seat could be plugged into a wall outlet as a second option.
- There were customers who upon acquiring the swing and seat, it turned out the whole item could not function entirely.
- A customer also complained of the difficulty to remove the child from the seat.
- There were also complaints that the vibrations would stop working after a few times of using and the swing screeching while the swing mode was on.
- The vibrations not working received a bit more bad reviews than anything else.
Despite the not so good experiences some customers encountered, there were those that enjoyed the proper functionality of the take-along swing and seat.
The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat is a good product that soothes and amuses the baby in any mood they could be in. This is made possible by the swing speeds one can choose from, 15 calming melodies and nature sounds, the vibrations one can apply on the stationary seat, the birdies to entertain the little one and the coziness of the plush seat.
It is of a fair price, occupies a small space, it is portable, the safety of the baby is maintained and can be folded flat for storage. All these features and specifications lead me to acknowledge that the Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat is among the best seats and swings out there and I would recommend it to parents.